Our Prize Pool Distribution


Lottery Rules

When you play a lottery game conducted by Tatts, NSW Lotteries, Golden Casket or SA Lotteries, you agree to be bound by the lottery rules governing those games. The lottery rules are available for you to inspect free of charge by asking your retailer or visiting thelott.com.

Prize Pool Allocation

A large portion of every lottery ticket purchased is used to create a prize pool that is used to pay the prizes won in a given lottery draw.

Lottery games have a range of prizes available to be won, which we call “prize divisions”. In each draw, the prize pool is shared across the prize divisions in a way that gives bigger prizes to greater combinations of winning numbers.

From time to time, we make changes to the how the prize pool is allocated across a game’s prize divisions to ensure prizes are best aligned to customer expectations and to maximise excitement wherever possible. These changes are made within the parameters defined in the lottery rules and approved by our various regulators as required.

The below table sets out the current prize pool allocations currently in effect and should be read in conjunction with the current lottery rules.

Our Prize Pool Distribution

Lottery Rules

When you play a lottery game conducted by Tatts, NSW Lotteries, Golden Casket or SA Lotteries, you agree to be bound by the lottery rules governing those games. The lottery rules are available for you to inspect free of charge by asking your retailer or visiting thelott.com.

Prize Pool Allocation

A large portion of every lottery ticket purchased is used to create a prize pool that is used to pay the prizes won in a given lottery draw.

Lottery games have a range of prizes available to be won, which we call “prize divisions”. In each draw, the prize pool is shared across the prize divisions in a way that gives bigger prizes to greater combinations of winning numbers.

From time to time, we make changes to the how the prize pool is allocated across a game’s prize divisions to ensure prizes are best aligned to customer expectations and to maximise excitement wherever possible. These changes are made within the parameters defined in the lottery rules and approved by our various regulators as required.

The below table sets out the current prize pool allocations currently in effect and should be read in conjunction with the current lottery rules.




Prize Division Allocation of Prize Pool
Division 1 30.00%
Division 2 3.70%
Division 3 5.60%
Division 4 8.30%
Division 5 13.00%
Division 6 39.40%

Effective from and including Draw 4245 on 26 March 2022.


Please refer to the following sections of the lottery rules for more information:

  • Tatts: Rule 4.2 in Schedule A of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • NSW Lotteries: Rule 12 of the Lotto Rules
  • Golden Casket: Section 16 in Schedule 2 of the Lotteries Rule
  • SA Lotteries: Rule 10 of the Lotteries (Saturday X Lotto) Rules  


Prize Division Allocation of Prize Pool
Division 1 $1 Million for up to four winners^
Division 2 4.20%
Division 3 6.50%
Division 4 18.50%
Division 5 26.30%
Division 6 44.50%

Effective from and including Draw 3544 on 4 April 2016.

^Division 1 prizes are paid from the prize reserve fund/bonus prize reserve.


Please refer to the following sections of the lottery rules for more information:

  • Tatts:  Rule 4.2 and 4.3 in Schedule D of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • NSW Lotteries:  Rule 12 of the Lotto Rules
  • Golden Casket:  Sections 16 and 17 in Schedule 1 of the Lotteries Rule
  • SA Lotteries:  Rule 10 and 11 of the Lotteries (Monday & Wednesday X Lotto) Rules  


Prize Division Allocation of Prize Pool
Division 1 40.0%
Division 2 2.20%
Division 3 2.60%
Division 4 2.00%
Division 5 1.60%
Division 6 19.80%
Division 7 31.80%

Effective from and including Draw 1474 on 17 May 2022.


Please refer to the following sections of the lottery rules for more information:

  • Tatts:  Rule 4.2 in Schedule C of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • Tatts NT: Rule 4.2 in Schedule C of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • NSW Lotteries:  Rule 12 of the Oz Lotto Rules
  • Golden Casket:  Section 16 in Schedule 5 of the Lotteries Rule
  • SA Lotteries:  Rule 10 of the Lotteries (Oz Lotto) Rules


Prize Division Allocation of Prize Pool
Division 1 35.0%
Division 2 1.80%
Division 3 1.10%
Division 4 2.00%
Division 5 1.50%
Division 6 9.70%
Division 7 7.60%
Division 8 15.00%
Division 9 26.30%

Effective from and including Draw 1144 on 19 April 2018.


Please refer to the following sections of the lottery rules for more information:

  • Tatts: Rule 4.2 in Schedule E of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • NSW Lotteries: Rule 12 of the Powerball Rules
  • Golden Casket: Section 20 in Schedule 3 of the Lotteries Rule
  • SA Lotteries: Rule 11 of the Lotteries (Powerball) Rules

Prize Division Allocation of Prize Pool
Division 1 $20,000 per month, for 20 years,
for up to four winners*
Division 2 $5,000 per month, for 1 year,
for up to four winners*
Division 3 2.20%
Division 4 2.00%
Division 5 4.60%
Division 6 10.60%
Division 7 28.20%
Division 8 52.40%

Effective from and including Draw 1691 on 23 March 2020.

*Division 1 and 2 prizes are paid from the prize reserve fund/bonus prize reserve.


Please refer to the following sections of the lottery rules for more information:

  • Tatts: Rule 4.2 and 4.3 in Schedule H of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries
  • NSW Lotteries: Rule 10 of the Set for Life Rules
  • Golden Casket: Sections 15 and 16 in Schedule 9 of the Lotteries Rule
  • SA Lotteries: Rule 9 and 10 of the Lotteries (Set for Life) Rules  

 


Definitions

“Prize Pool” is a reference to:

  • “Prize Fund” as defined in Rule 2.1 of the Rules of Authorised Lotteries (Tatts);
  • “Prize Pool” as defined in Rule 12(b) of the Lotto Rules, Oz Lotto Rules and Powerball Rules, and    Rule 10(b) of the Set for Life Rules (NSW Lotteries);
  • “Net Prize Pool” as defined by section 2 in Schedules 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9 of the Lotteries Rule   (Golden Casket); and
  • “Prize Pool” as defined by Rule 10 of the Lotteries (Saturday X Lotto) Rules, Rule 2 of the     Lotteries (Monday & Wednesday X Lotto) Rules, Rule 10 of the Lotteries (Oz Lotto) Rules, Rule 11  of the Lotteries (Powerball) Rules and Rule 2 of the Lotteries (Set for Life) Rules (SA Lotteries).